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Posted on 05-Dec-2002 09:59 GMT by Andreas Magerl7 comments
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On the Amiga Future Page found you some Preview pictures from the amiga game Secret of my soul 3 (SOMS).

The game release 2003 by APC&TCP.

http://www.amigafuture.de/interactive/tests/soms.php

http://www.amigafuture.de

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Posted by m0na00n on 05-Dec-2002 09:06 GMT
Reminds me of the Ultima remake that is available as a tech preview. How is the 3D engine developed? Are you using any of the free engines out there? (Crystal space, Cube etc)
Will be interesting to see how the game develops. Why not support a Linux version of the game instead of Windows? Then you can support Linux PPC on the AmigaOne/Pegasos etc.
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Posted by SlimJim on 05-Dec-2002 09:59 GMT
Been quiet about SOMS for so long I assumed it had been put on ice ages ago (haven't really actively looked, but still...) Good to hear something is still happening.
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SlimJim
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Posted by Anonymous on 05-Dec-2002 11:44 GMT
"Why not support a Linux version of the game instead of Windows?"
Maybe they want to eanr a little money on the game?
"Then you can support Linux PPC on the AmigaOne/Pegasos etc."
If it runs native on these systems (or emulated) theres no reason...
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Posted by m0ns00n on 05-Dec-2002 12:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anonymous):
Well, as for the money earning bit, I think developers should give Linux a chance again. The userbase is much larger than the Amiga market, and it is growing still. I think many people would buy the game, me included, if it will be as good as one can expect from a modern 3D game, specially on Linux. On Windows on the other hand, if the game is below the average that is set by, say, the Ultima team, or the Quake II engine, then I do not see that they will earn much on the Windows platform anyway. Why buy this game if Neverwinter Nights II is out.
Linux is viable. The reason sales have been bad in the past is that game/app developers do not distribute their products well. If they would let people buy online and download, like HiSoft did with IBrowse, I think more people would buy them, but post order only is not good (also why I have my doubts about certain HW tbreleased.)
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Posted by m0ns00n on 05-Dec-2002 12:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (m0ns00n):
I want to add here, that because the Linux version of Quake 3, II and I was released, I have bought all three games to run specifically on Linux. I have more games on my list too.
The point is that Linux is just becoming a viable gaming platform, with the release of commercial ATI and NVidia drivers. The GUI of Linux is also becoming REALLY easy to use - gigant steps has been made since 2 years ago. Loki failed because they were at the right place at the wrong time.
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Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 05-Dec-2002 21:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (m0ns00n):
Let me just say, "Hallelujah for GLX/direct rendering in XFree86 4.x.x." ;)
[The Linux market is still "small," indeed, but the advances made mean 'Linux software' now stands a chance on running on most Linux (or even FreeBSD) desktops, rather than a handfull of users on a particular distro under the right phase of the moon...]
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Posted by grunge on 06-Dec-2002 09:33 GMT
screenshots are ugly.
dont think that people will pay for amateur piece of software.
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